Andrea Bocelli – Incanto (2008/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:10 minutes | 1 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Decca Music Group Ltd.
Andrea Bocelli’s studio album “Incanto” is a collection of the most famous Italian songs – including Mamma, Funiculi Funicula and Santa Lucia. They are the songs which have enchanted Andrea since childhood. Released to coincide with his 50th birthday, the album is a personal tribute to his musical heritage. Popularised through concert, radio and record and the film industry by the great tenors of the 19th and 20th centuries, this selection of songs is a celebration of the Italian tenor tradition. Thanks to the legendary voices of Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza and Luciano Pavarotti, these songs have become a huge global export and fuelled the romance of generations to come. Incanto is also a homage to Love. It includes a group of songs which have told love stories in music for the past 170 years. The repertoire is a tribute to the many faces and places of love: love for a mother (Mamma); love for a woman (O surdato ‘nammurato, Era di maggio, Un amore cosi grande, Non ti scordar di me ); love for a place (the pier in Santa Lucia, Mount Vesuvio in Funiculi Funicula ); love for a city (Napoli, Granada) and love for a country (Italy). Love for Italy, and a particular affection for Naples are prevalent themes throughout Incanto. Andrea has chosen one contemporary Neapolitan song – the “tarantella” Pulcinella, which highlights his fond connection to Naples and the city’s unique position in the past, present and future of Italian song.